(1) Ike and Mamie wave to crowd, gives V-sign with Nixon (2) "Cease Fire. Eden Orders Move In Egypt Invasion" - Israeli units move thru Sinai, Gaza Strip; Egyption destroyer captured and towed; Eden speaks, welcomes UN police action; UN General Assembly adopts police action proposal for Mideast (3) refugees cross Austrian frontier as Russians invade Hungary (glitch at start of story) (4) Nova Scotia coal mine disaster (5) Statue of Liberty 70th anniversary (6) Football: UCLA vs Stanford; Iowa vs Michigan (complete newsreel).
June 5, 2006 Subject:
They Liked Ike
50s newsreels reporting the reelection victory of President Eisenhower. Also included are stories on the Suez Canal crisis, an uprising in Hungary, a coal mine explosion in Nova Scotia, the birthday of the Statue of Liberty in New York, and football games in Los Angeles and Iowa. No surprises here, but this has historical value as a snapshot of the mid 50s.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.